Darjeeling Hills

Health care centre, hydel project set ablaze by miscreants

11 months ago ANI 0
Darjeeling, June 16 (ANI): Amid escalating tension in Darjeeling, a health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze by some miscreants last night. The police yesterday raided GJM chief Bimal Gurung’s office and recovered arms, arrows and cash. Gurung earlier had said that the police were working like Read More

CRPF says situation is improving in Darjeeling

11 months ago ANI 0
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 16 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday said the situation in the protest-torn Darjeeling is improving. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of CRPF B.K. Toppo told ANI that his team, in collaboration with the West Bengal Police is trying to make maximum efforts to combat the volatile Read More

Bengal despatches 7 senior police officers to Darjeeling

11 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, June 16 (PTI) The West Bengal government today rushed seven senior police officers to Darjeeling to help restore the law and order in the hills facing unrest after revival of GJM’s demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. “The state government wants a quick improvement in the situation in the hills. With that Read More

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews situation in Darjeeling

11 months ago PTI 0
New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) As violence continued unabated in Darjeeling, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tonight reviewed the security situation in the hill district of West Bengal. He also took stock of the situation in Kashmir, where terrorists ambushed a police party on the outskirts of Anantnag district of South Kashmir today, killing six Read More

GJM MLAs meet Governor, blame TMC

11 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Jun 16 (PTI) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha MLAs today called on West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi and alleged that the TMC government was trying to turn a political movement in Darjeeling Hills into a law and order issue. GJM MLAs–Amar Singh Rai, Sarita Rai and Rohit Sharma from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong respectively–met Read More

Centre rushes 600 paramilitary troops to Darjeeling

11 months ago PTI 0
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 13 (PTI) The Centre today despatched 600 paramilitary personnel to assist the West Bengal government in restoring normalcy in violence-hit Darjeeling hills which witnessed incidents of stone pelting on the second day of GJM-sponsored indefinite bandh. The Centre also sought a detailed report on the prevailing situation in the hill district Read More

“We recovered 300 – 400 weapons at GJM HQ” Police – Raid still going on

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), June 15 (PTI) Police recovered 300-400 weapons, including arrows, and explosives in raids on premises connected with Gorkha Janmukti Morch chief Bimal Gurung, sparking a call by the separatist group for an indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills. Police said some party activists also were arrested today in the raids in Singmari and Read More

Indefinite strike called after raid on GJM Headquarters

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 15 (PTI) The Gorkha separatist campaign in the hills of Darjeeling spiralled deeper into violence today as protesters and riot police hurled stones at each other, while a series of raids uncovered weapons from premises connected to the movement’s chief. The demand by the GJM for a separate Gorkhaland state to Read More

GNLF justifies joining hands with GJM

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 14 (PTI) Breaking its alliance with the TMC, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) today justified joining hands with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading a bandh in Darjeeling, and said the party has been fighting for a separate Gorkhaland since its inception. The GNLF, formed by the late firebrand leader Read More

Gurung threatens to intensify Gorkhaland movement

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 14 (PTI) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung today threatened to intensify the movement for a separate Gorkhaland and urged the tourists not to visit Darjeeling as they might be inconvenienced. “An indefinite bandh of the government and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) offices has been called. The movement for Gorkhaland Read More

Mamata asks people not to listen to GJM leadership

11 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Jun 12 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people of Darjeeling not to pay heed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders who have called an indefinite shutdown of government offices from today. “I would like to ask the people of the hills not to listen to a few leaders there Read More

GJM bandh in Darjeeling, govt claims ‘normal’ attendance

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 12 (PTI) The government offices here recorded “normal” attendance although some stray incidents were reported during Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)-sponsored indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills which began today. The GJM has called the shutdown in central, state government and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) offices in the hills in support of their Read More

GJM-WB government battlelines drawn in Darjeeling hills

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling, Jun 11 (PTI) A day before the scheduled Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-backed indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills, the president of the outfit, Bimal Gurung, has advised the tourists to leave the hills because of the possibility of “untoward” incidents. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for an indefinite shutdown of the government and Read More

Tourism Industry in disarray -Tourists makes beeline for journey back home

11 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 11th June 2017 (with inputs from PTI): A day after a 12-hour bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) life had limped back to normalcy in Darjeeling as people resumed their daily work with hotels, shops, eateries and markets opening for regular business today. However, everything has been put on a turmoil after the announcement Read More

Inspectors-in-Charge (ICs) of Kalimpong and Kurseong Removed from post

11 months ago PTI 1
Kolkata, 11th June 2017 (PTI): A day after removal of the Darjeeling superintendent of police, Inspectors-in-charge (IC) of Kalimpong and Kurseong were shifted from their posts on 10th of June 2017 in connection with the clashes between activists of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the police on 8th of June 2017. Bhanu Rai, Inspector-in-charge of Kalimpong Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Darjeeling SP Amit Javalgi removed from post – Mamata Banerjee leaves Darjeeling Hills

11 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 10th June, 2017: According to Press Trust of India (PTI) report Darjeeling Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Javalgi has been removed from his post. Though not yet formally  appointed by the State Government, Deputy Commissioner (Central), Kolkata Police, Akhilesh Chaturvedi is tipped to be the new SP of Darjeeling, according to a senior Kolkata Police Read More